Helpful hints towards minimizing losses from
the following risk.
Monitor all tropical storm and hurricane watches that
may affect your area.
Roof should be fastened to the house by properly installed
Install fixed or removable wooden shutters for glass
Timber building, there should have steel rods of not
less than ½" thickness embedded into the pillars and wrapped
around the slippers.
Have stocks of canned goods, as well as other none perishable items
in case the storm should strike. Your house and extension should be
properly built to withstand hurricanes.
Make contingency plans to pick up family in the event of
an urgent situation.
When buying land check to see if the area is low-lying and if so, ensure
that proper drainage is in place.
Have an alternative route to reach home in the event of a flood.
Put matches out of the reach of small children.
If you do not own a fire extinguisher, get one and have
it properly installed in your home service regularly.
If you are a smoker do not smoke in bed.
Having a security system installed could possibly give
you greater peace of mind knowing it's there when you are not.
A fenced yard area also gives added security.
An extra pair of eyes and ears would be of help especially at night, think
about getting a watchdog.
Extra lights, every house needs some.